U.K. Parliament Member Advocates for Sex Education Reform


Jess Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley in the U.K., has spoken out about the importance of sex education reform for young girls. She said the curriculum should teach girls about orgasms, healthy relationships, and body positivity. For the first time in 17 years, the Department of Education is looking to adjust sex education practices in schools, which have been “notoriously inconsistent” in the U.K., says the Huffington Post. Phillips asserted that women should demand more for the education of their bodies; she says, “to liberate women and end violence is to break down the culture of power imbalance. Let’s stop people feeling ashamed.”

For Further Reading

Learn about the state of sex education in the United States.


Discussion Question

Did your school’s sex education classes include information about orgasms or female pleasure at all?


Action Item

Planned Parenthood has a section of their website dedicated to digital tools for sex education. Take a look at the topics and see if they are being effectively addressed in your school curriculum.


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